I would like to keep this thread on a cerebral level. If your post is closer to an anti-astrology rant, perhaps it would be more apt for the 'Astrology is Hogwash' thread.
I'd like to know more about the science of astrology. Topics that come to mind:
** Jung's studies that correlated 7 aspects in natal charts with successful marriages. (This is, after all, a dating site!)
** Ancient Egyptian data-gathering, upon which ancient and modern astrologers base their understanding of the significance of each planet, each house, each type of aspect.
** The contributions to knowledge of astrological "greats" -- Grant Levi, Elbert Benjamine (pen-name: C C Zain), Donna Cunningham, etc.
** Correlative studies between natal astrology and 'personality theory' as propounded by Myers, Briggs, Keirsey, and other psychologists.
** Any variance between our current (2006) understanding of planetary orbits and that of the ancients.
** Any current scientific studies being done to confirm or disprove the predictive value of astrology.
Sounds like you have done some homework. One way to prove the validity of something is to first prove it on yourself. I have an interesting site i like called astro.com. There is a vast array of knowledge in the astro click portrait section.By clicking the houses,signs,and planets,you can get explanations of aspects. You may be enlightened by what you find